The Floyd County Police Department on Tuesday received a donation of the opioid antidote naloxone from Floyd Against Drugs. The donation will allow officers to revive overdose victims who are unresponsive due to opioid abuse, according to an FCPD media release.
FAD raised enough funds to purchase 96 containers which contain two doses each at a cost of $7,200. This opioid resistance drug is administered by nasal spray in a one-use dose.
The FCPD received 32 containers (a total of 64 doses) of naloxone, which is more commonly known by the trade name of Narcan. According to the FDA website, Narcan is “the first and only FDA approved nasal form of naloxone for emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose.”